Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Ani Difranco's 'Reprieve' Out Today

Ani Difranco has released her new album entitled, 'Reprieve'. I've got my copy today & I am elated that once again, Ani's music, as well as her amazing lyrics, pulled no punches. As an example, here are the lyrics to the song " Millennium Theater". You tell 'em!

" Millennium theater
Get out there & buy that water & gas
Ramadan orange alert
Everybody put on your gas mask

First leak it out about the President
Then stand up & shout "Impeachment"
pulling coat tails out from under that little V.P.
before he has a chance to get in the driver's seat

Millennium spectacle
everybody put on a show
slip a little prince in the back door
21st century here we go

Digital whiplash
so many formats so little time
while out in t.v. nation
under darkening skies
The resistance is just waiting
to be organized

Halliburton & Enron
Chief Justice is for sale
Yucca mountain goddesses
their tears they form a trail

Trickle down pollution
patriarchies realign
while the ice caps melt
and New Orleans buys her time
New Orleans buys her time

Ladies & Gentlemen
Welcome to tonight's show
The Millennium theater
asks that you not smoke
please turn off your cell phones
and forget what you think you know"